November 16, 2013 |
There was something strange happening Friday night during the Chaminade-Morningside Western Division football playoff opener. Chaminade players were sending out tweets via Twitter in the middle of the game. I'm thinking, how did the players get access to their phones during the game? As it turns out, Coach Ed Croson pulled his starters in the second quarter of the 71-8 victory and allowed them to shower at halftime and return for the second half in street clothes. So that explained all the tweets.
November 3, 2013
Mark Boster, photographer, deserves much praise for the lead photo on the Travel section cover with the story "Talk About Color" [Oct. 27], in which flamingos are reflected in the water where orange koi are also swimming. The orange, green, and black colors, with the huge flamingos seeming to melt into the water, make a great pre-Halloween image. Thank you, Mark Boster, thank you L.A. Times. Cherie Rouse Loma Linda Regarding Catharine Hamm's Oct. 27 More for Your Money column, "Playing Your Credit Cards Right": We were scheduled to depart for a 22-day trip to England and France on Monday, Sept.
June 12, 2013 |
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was right. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy was wrong. At the risk of sounding like baseball's Mr. Manners, that's the bottom line in the hit-batters exchange that sparked Tuesday night's basebrawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Major League Baseball will be sorting things out and probably issuing suspensions, and the Dodgers may be hit the hardest because at least a couple of their players threw punches after Kennedy drilled Greinke in the shoulder with a rising fastball.
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April 9, 2013 |
BEIJING - Present your business card with two hands. Go ahead and slurp your soup. Give gifts to clients, but by all means avoid clocks and knives. These are among the cultural hints and etiquette tips that California's new China Trade and Investment Office offered to dozens of political and business delegates traveling here with Gov. Jerry Brown this week. The group arrived Monday, ahead of Brown, who was celebrating his 75th birthday. The trade office will open officially later this week, when Brown and his entourage travel to Shanghai for the official ribbon cutting.
March 5, 2013 |
The MIT students were stumped, or as stumped as a group of young adults with SAT scores dwarfing the average mortgage payment could be when faced with the question: Is it ever acceptable to dunk? Quiet settled over the roomful of round tables, where not a backward cap, gum-chomping jaw nor buzzing, bleeping or chirping cellphone was to be seen. A young woman's voice emerged from the back with the answer that etiquette expert Dawn Bryan was hoping to hear: "Basically, you don't dunk unless it's biscotti.
December 27, 2012 |
EL PASO - USC Coach Lane Kiffin, who delivered several apologies for missteps during the regular season, offered another Thursday for etiquette slips by the Trojans in the run-up to Monday's Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech. On Wednesday night, the Trojans arrived late for a kick-off dinner that was to involve both teams and bowl officials. Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson and his team were leaving as the Trojans arrived. The perceived slight, fueled by a photo of an empty dining room, became a hot topic on Twitter and news outlets.